Free
Date/Time
15/03/2024 - 29/03/2024
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Rex Hills – Exhibition 

Rex Hills is a local artist, he began drawing when he was 17 years old. In the 1970’s Rex joined an art class in Burrage Road, Woolwich. During his time with at the class, he joined with other members to from The Whole Square Arts group. The Whole Square Arts group exhibited at the Tudor Barn in Eltham

In 1980, Rex had a mental breakdown, and lost touch with the other art group members.
Rex spent a lot of time painting, and reading artist autobiographies, being influenced by Monet, Sisley and the Impressionist movement. Later on Rex joined The Bexley Arts Trust and exhibited at The Stables Gallery, Hall Place, and also joined the ‘c’ Conservatoire Blackheath, participating in the ATILIA class with tutor David Webb. During this time Rex changed the way he painted, and began using acrylics on canvas, and explored new subjects such as buildings and landscapes. Rex has covered a varied collection of subjects in his paintings.

Rex regularly exhibits at The Capital Art Gallery in Eltham, along with other artists from all over the world

Mr David Webb has written a few lines about Rex’s work –

On first reviewing, one appreciates the detail and skill in Rex Hill’s painting, look more closely and they are full of quiet nuance and imagination, new takes on the great masters through transcription, and local scenes – landscapes, seascapes – which reflect his keen eye for composition and sense of place. – David Webb, Artist and Tutor at Blackheath Conservatoire February 2024 Info@davidwebbpaintings.co.uk